Rent a motorcycle - Auckland & Christchurch bikes and prices
Motorbike rentals in New Zealand
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Rentals over 4 days include an unlimited kilometre allowance, otherwise it's 350km per day. See the FAQ for more information.

IMPORTANT SEASON INFORMATION:

Harley Davidson logoHarley Davidson:
• PEAK: 1st November -> 30th April
• OFF-PEAK: 1st May -> 31st October

All other bikes markerAll other motorcycles:
• PEAK: 1st December -> 15th March
• OFF-PEAK: 16th March -> 30th Nov

Auckland and Christchurch - Bikes and prices


Images for illustration markerImages are for illustration only and may not represent the exact item available. All prices are quoted per-day, in NZ$ [New Zealand dollars] and include GST [tax].
BMW motorcycles
SEASON 2 - 5
DAYS
6 - 14
DAYS
15 - 21
DAYS
22 +
DAYS
BMW R1200GSW BMW R1200GSW
Peak season marker PEAK 319 299 275 255
Off-peak season marker OFF-PEAK 299 275 255 255
New water cooled edition of the BMW R1200GS - Hard side luggage, heated grips and touring screen included
Bond: 3750
Excess: 3750
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BMW R1200GS BMW R1200GS
Peak season marker PEAK 289 279 259 219
Off-peak season marker OFF-PEAK 259 235 219 219
Hard side luggage, heated grips and touring screen included
Bond: 3750
Excess: 3750
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BMW R1200RTW BMW R1200RTW
Peak season marker PEAK 319 299 279 255
Off-peak season marker OFF-PEAK 299 275 255 255
New water cooled edition. Hard side luggage, heated grips and touring screen included
Bond: 3750
Excess: 3750
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BMW R1200RT BMW R1200RT
Peak season marker PEAK 289 279 259 219
Off-peak season marker OFF-PEAK 259 235 219 219
Hard side luggage, heated grips and touring screen included
Bond: 3750
Excess: 3750
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BMW F800GS BMW F800GS
Peak season marker PEAK 219 209 205 179
Off-peak season marker OFF-PEAK 209 195 179 179
Hard side luggage, heated grips and touring screen included
Bond: 3000
Excess: 3000
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BMW F700GS BMW F700GS
Peak season marker PEAK 195 185 175 145
Off-peak season marker OFF-PEAK 179 165 145 145
Hard side luggage and touring screen included
Bond: 3000
Excess: 3000
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BMW F650GS - 800cc parallel twin BMW F650GS
Peak season marker PEAK 159 149 139 119
Off-peak season marker OFF-PEAK 139 129 119 119
800cc parallel twin edition - Hard side luggage, heated grips and touring screen included
Bond: 2500
Excess: 2500
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BMW G650GS BMW G650GS
Peak season marker PEAK 159 149 139 119
Off-peak season marker OFF-PEAK 139 129 119 119
Hard side luggage, heated grips and touring screen included
Bond: 2500
Excess: 2500
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Harley Davidson motorcycles
SEASON 2 - 6
DAYS
7 - 13
DAYS
14 +
DAYS
NUMBER IN FLEET:
Harley Davidson Ultra Classic Harley Davidson Ultra Classic
Peak season marker PEAK 350 325 300  
Off-peak season marker OFF-PEAK 315 293 270 7
Hard side luggage, top box, back rest and touring screen included
Bond:3000
Excess: 3000
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Harley Davidson Road King Harley Davidson Road King
Peak season marker PEAK 350 325 300  
Off-peak season marker OFF-PEAK 315 293 270 3
Hard side luggage, top box, back rest and touring screen included
Bond:3000
Excess:3000
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Harley Davidson Heritage Softail Harley Davidson Heritage Softail
Peak season marker PEAK 350 325 300  
Off-peak season marker OFF-PEAK 315 293 270 3
Hard side luggage, back rest and touring screen included
Bond:3000
Excess:3000
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Harley Davidson Dyna Switchback Harley Davidson Dyna Swtichback
Peak season marker PEAK 350 325 300  
Off-peak season marker OFF-PEAK 315 293 270 1
Hard side luggage, back rest and touring screen included
Bond:3000
Excess:3000
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Harley Davidson Sportster 883 Low Harley Davidson Sportster 883 Low
Peak season marker PEAK 210 190 170  
Off-peak season marker OFF-PEAK 189 171 153 1
Hard side luggage, back rest and touring screen included
Bond: 3000
Excess:3000
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Honda motorcycles
SEASON 2 - 5
DAYS
6 - 14
DAYS
15 - 21
DAYS
22 +
DAYS
Honda VT1300 Shadow Honda VTX1300 Shadow
Peak season marker PEAK 179 169 155 135
Off-peak season marker OFF-PEAK 159 149 135 135
Hard side luggage included
Bond: 2500
Excess: 2500
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Honda Shadow VLX600 Honda Shadow VLX600
Peak season marker PEAK 169 149 139 119
Off-peak season marker OFF-PEAK 145 129 119 119
Hard side luggage and touring screen included
Bond: 2500
Excess: 2500
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Suzuki motorcycles
SEASON 2 - 5
DAYS
6 - 14
DAYS
15 - 21
DAYS
22 +
DAYS
Suzuki DL1000 Suzuki DL1000 Vstrom
Peak season marker PEAK 185 175 165 155
Off-peak season marker OFF-PEAK 175 159 155 155
Hard side luggage included
Bond: 2500
Excess: 2500
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Suzuki GSF1250 Suzuki GSF1250
Peak season marker PEAK 185 175 165 155
Off-peak season marker OFF-PEAK 175 159 155 155
Hard side luggage included
Bond: 2500
Excess: 2500
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Suzuki DL650 Vstrom Suzuki DL650 Vstrom
Peak season marker PEAK 169 159 145 119
Off-peak season marker OFF-PEAK 149 135 119 119
Hard side luggage included
Bond: 2500
Excess: 2500
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Suzuki SV650N Suzuki SV650N
Peak season marker PEAK 139 129 119 99
Off-peak season marker OFF-PEAK 119 109 99 99
Hard side luggage and touring screen included
Bond: 2500
Excess: 2500
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Suzuki DR650 Suzuki DR650
Peak season marker PEAK 139 129 119 99
Off-peak season marker OFF-PEAK 119 109 99 99
Hard side luggage included
Bond: 2500
Excess: 2500
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Triumph motorcycles
SEASON 2 - 5
DAYS
6 - 14
DAYS
15 - 21
DAYS
22 +
DAYS
Triumph Tiger 1050 Triumph Tiger 1050
Peak season marker PEAK 249 229 219 199
Off-peak season marker OFF-PEAK 219 209 199 199
Hard side luggage included
Bond: 3750
Excess: 3750
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Triumph Tiger 800 Triumph Tiger 800
Peak season marker PEAK 209 195 185 169
Off-peak season marker OFF-PEAK 195 179 169 169
Hard side luggage included
Bond: 3000
Excess: 3000
BOOK NOW TERMS
Accessories
SEASON 2 - 5
DAYS
6 - 14
DAYS
15 - 21
DAYS
22 +
DAYS
GPS / Sat nav GPS / Sat nav unit
Basic unit 10 per day 50
Maximum cost for rentals over 5 days
TomTom
Rider 400
10 per day 120
Maximum cost for rentals over 12 days
No bond required Please contact us with regard to hiring accessories
Bond: $400
Top box Top box
  4 40
Maximum cost for rentals over 5 days
  Please contact us with regard to hiring accessories
Tank bag Tank bag
  4 20
Maximum cost for rentals over 5 days
  Please contact us with regard to hiring accessories
Low seat Low seat
50
Low seat available for some models of bike. Contact us for more information
  Please contact us with regard to hiring accessories
Helmets Helmet
  2 2 2 2
  Please contact us with regard to hiring accessories
GPS / Sat nav Gloves
  2 2 2 2
  Please contact us with regard to hiring accessories
Jackets Jacket
  2 2 2 2
  Please contact us with regard to hiring accessories
Trousers / pants Trousers / Pants
  2 2 2 2
  Please contact us with regard to hiring accessories

Frequently asked questions - Auckland & Christchurch

Q. Where is the depot, what's the easiest way to get to it and can I collect from the airport?
A. Ok so that's more than one question. In Auckland the depot is located in Hillcrest on the North Shore across the harbour from the city centre, about 5 - 10 minutes and NZ $25 in a taxi. The airport is 20 - 25 minutes south of the city centre and approximately NZ$ 50 in a taxi.

In Christchurch there are actually multiple depots. The main rental depot is just outside the city centre, about a 5 minute walk. Exact details will be confirmed on your booking confirmation as the location will vary depending on the bike you have chosen. Fortunately Christchurch is not the largest city in the world and the public transport system is quite good so it's very easy and quick to get to the city from the airport!

Airport collections/drop offs are not available I'm afraid. If flying long distance you should have a night's rest before collecting the bike.

Q. Can I leave luggage at the depot during my trip and / or what if I need to ship it to another city?
A. You are welcome to leave your luggage at the depot during your trip and there is no charge. We'd be pleased to arrange shipping to another depot if you are finishing in another city. Charges are at our cost price. We'll take good care of your precious.

Q. What are the depot opening hours?
A. Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm. Sunday is by appointment only.

Q. What is the kilometre allowance for my rental?
A. Rentals of 3 days or fewer have an included allowance of 350km per day. If you ride further than that, excess kilometres are charged at 30 cents per kilometre. Rentals of 4 days and more have an unlimited kilometre allowance included, so you can ride as far and roam as free as you like.

Q. Can I rent a helmet and riding equipment?
A. Good quality helmets, jackets, gloves, trousers, boots and wet weather gear can all be rented from both Auckland or Christchurch, but if you are on a longer trip it is often more comfortable to bring your own equipment. No guarantees are made for riding gear and it is rented at your own risk. Prices for the clothing can be seen on the motorcycle rentals page.

If you are renting a Harley Davidson motorcycle we are pleased to be able to offer the use of helmets, jackets, gloves and wet weather gear for both rider and pillion passenger free of charge. Subject to availability of course.

Q. Can I rent a Sat-nav / GPS unit for my trip?
A. There are a limited number of Sat-nav and GPS units available to rent in both Auckland and Christchurch. Prices can be seen in the equipment section of the motorcycle rentals page. If you would like to bring your own GPS unit and mount then there is a one-off fitting charge of NZ$ 25.00 if you require assistance with this.

Q. What is the security bond and insurance excess?
A. The security bond is processed on your credit card and refunded upon safe return of the undamaged bike. The insurance excess is the most you would have to pay in the event of an accident. If the damage is only NZ$300, for example, then that's all you pay but if the damage is NZ$6,000 and the excess is NZ$3,000 you would be liable for NZ$3,000 and the insurance pays the remainder. For rentals of 7 days or longer you can reduce the excess by paying an extra daily amount (the 'collision damage waiver') of between NZ$15 and NZ$30 per day, depending on the specific bike you're renting. If you are interested in reducing the insurance excess or need more information then please just ask.

Q. What license do I need and what else should I bring when collecting the bike?
A. You will need a full motorbike licence written in English. If it is not in English you will need an International Drivers Permit [IDP]. Your home country license must allow you to ride the size of bike you are renting. You will also need your passport if from overseas and a VISA or Mastercard for the rental payment and security deposit. Don't forget to bring the booking confirmation with the address and telephone number of the depot!

Q. Are locks supplied?
A. Yes. A lock is supplied and should be used every time you leave the bike. Bike theft in New Zealand is quite uncommon, but it always pays to be prepared!

Q. Are puncture repair kits supplied?
A. Not as standard, no. Puncture repair and tyre inflation kits are available for NZ$ 20.00 per rental.

Q. Can I rent in one city and drop off in another?
A. Yes, one way rentals between Auckland and Christchurch or vice versa can easily be accommodated. Depending on the specific bike and length of rental period there may be a one way fee applicable. Generally though, rentals over 14 days in length attract no one-way fees at all. Please ask for more details.

Q. Will my mobile phone work in New Zealand and will I be able to get a signal?
A. Check with your phone company to see if they can turn on roaming allowing you to use your phone in New Zealand. It may be cheaper to buy a SIM card for your phone here (mobile phone shops are everywhere and SIM cards start at NZ$30). Mobile phones obtain a signal in almost all towns but outside of towns it can be patchy and you can expect almost none if venturing into mountain passes and along more remote alpine roads.

Q. What happens if I break down?
A. The depot will provide you with a National Breakdown recovery number, but you should first try and talk to the depot in case it is something simple they can fix over the phone. The best solution to a serious problem depends on where you are and what the problem is. The depot will do everything they can to get you moving again and this is usually within 24 hours. It may involve a repair, replacement bike or alternative transport but the priority is to allow you to continue your trip. Specific terms and conditions apply to self guided tours including accommodation, which can be found on the relevant tour section of this site.

Q. Are there toll roads?
A. Most of New Zealand is blissfully free of toll roads, but there are a few you should be aware of. On the North Island the Northern Gateway Toll Road is a 7.5km motorway extension just north of Auckland. Heading north the toll road begins just before Orewa and ends after the Johnstone Hills near Puhoi. The toll road gives you a choice between a more direct route or the scenic State Highway 17 via Orewa. The NZ Transport Agency recently announced that as of mid-2010 motorcycles will be subject to the same toll as cars using the road, currently set at NZ$2 per trip. The South Island by contrast is (currently) entirely toll-road free!

Q. How can I get in to Mordor?
A. One does not simply ride in to Mordor. Well, actually you can almost ride into it by visiting the Tongariro National Park on the North Island; this spectacular region played the part of the realm of Sauron in the Lord of the Rings trilogy of films. He's not there anymore thanks to a filthy Hobbits, so it's safe to visit and offers some truly epic scenery to be experienced from the back of a bike or on foot.